Welcome to Trinity Lutheran in Bradenton, FL!

July 6, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Faith,
        A “new year” is beginning at Trinity this week – the year of Vicar Jeanette Perrault’s internship!  June 28th we bid farewell and Godspeed to Vicar Fred and Mycah, who arrived safely back at Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, July 1st.  This coming Sunday, July 12th, we will have a Zoom “Meet and Greet” with Vicar Jeanette and then a “Drive By Pounding!”  Please mail or drop off your cards, pounding items or gift cards to the Church Office by Friday, July 10th.  If you wish to attend the Drive By, we will greet folk between 11am and Noon outside the Front Doors in the drive thru breezeway, and you can drop off your pounding items after greeting Vicar Jeanette.  A huge thank you to all who brought Noisy Offering and items for Our Daily Bread to the Drive By Farewell for Vicar Fred.  And a word of thanks to Arline Norton, Larry and Rita Helberg, Nathan Krafve, and Sondra Lee who helped make that event go smoothly.
        While we continue to await the time when our cases of COVID-19 decline so that we can prepare to worship together in our public space again, we are still deeply grateful to be able to worship online.  We have now been able to welcome several of our Praise Team members back to lead Saturday worship on a rotating basis.  We seek to limit the number of folk present to 10, and all wear masks and keep appropriate distance from one another.  It is a delight to have our Student Minister, Dominic Cozzette, joining us now also to lead worship as well.  We continue to have Facebook Live worship on Saturday night at 5:30; and Nathan sees to it that our Sunday YouTube service is available to view from later Saturday evening through Sunday and beyond.
       Thank you to all who have already contributed to our new video equipment!  Every gift is deeply valued.  If you wish to contribute $1,000 or more, you may designate that gift to be in honor or in memory of a loved one, and have their name(s)  engraved on the Tree of Life in the Narthex.  Shaun has forms for the engraving in the church office.
       My prayers for each of you in these challenging days include deep gratitude.  As St. Paul writes to the church in Philippi:  “Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God…”  Your encouraging words, your acts of compassion and care, your steadfast faith and generous support of the ministry Jesus calls us to in this uncertain time are amazing!  They confirm for me what I have always known: I am deeply blessed to be called to serve God with you here at Trinity.
        Grateful to Follow Jesus with you,
Pastor Bobbie

ANYONE WITH NEEDS for food or medication pickup and delivery, please call or email the church office.  Our office manager, Shaun Spangler, is working the regular hours: 9-Noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Pastor Bobbie (941-243-9473) and Vicar Jeanette (941-301-0691) are available by phone and appointment.

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther shared some still applicable advice when he and his people were dealing with a critical health crisis: “I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence.”   Luther’s Works Volume 43 page 132

We share deep longing for, and anticipation of, the day when we can return to fellowship as a faith community - face to face and in person!

Our Mission:  Being Neighbor  †  Sharing God’s Transforming Love!



What's Happening at Trinity...

This coming Sunday, July 12th, we will welcome Vicar Jeanette Perrault as our 2020-2021 Intern in TLC style!

  • 10am Vicar “Meet & Greet” on Zoom. Join in and say "hi."   
  • 11am-Noon “Drive By Pounding” at Trinity. Come to wave or chat briefly with Vicar Jeanette, under the breezeway by our main entry doors. You may then leave your Pounding items, once you have said "welcome!"

The link for Coffee Hour "Meet & Greet" is  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86778878149

To call in: 
646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592. 
You’ll need to know the Meeting ID: 867 7887 8149

Please click on the date below for the Worship bulletin or YouTube worship you wish to access.

Contemporary Order for Worship:

Saturday, July 4th, 5:30pm, Facebook Live.

Traditional Order for Worship:

Sunday, July 12th.
Sunday, July 5th.

YouTube Worship Services:
Sunday, July 5th.
Sunday, June 28th.
Sunday, June 21st.

Are you ready to seek a deeper understanding of how our social structures perpetuate racism, and how we can work for hope and justice for the entire human race? 

Join Gonzalo Hernandez, our Council President, for an introductory ZOOM gathering on Sunday, July 12th, at 4pm.  This PDF will guide our discussion.

The ZOOM link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85607268677 . 

If you're on Zoom, enter the Meeting ID — 856 0726 8677.

Prayer List updated 7/6/2020

To access the names of those for whom we received prayer requests, use this link.

To add names to this list, please contact the church office at 941-747-3081 or email TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com

Virtual Coffee Hour, Sundays, 10-10:50am. 
The Meeting ID is 867 7887 8149. The link to Zoom is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86778878149   

To call in:
646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592  or  312-626-6799  or  346-248-7799. You’ll need to know the Meeting ID: 867 7887 8149.

Following Jesus Together via Zoom: Tuesdays at 2pm and 7pm.
The readings and discussion questions for FJT Groups meeting Tuesday, July 7th, are here.  Join Pastor Bobbie to review and discuss this coming weekend's scriptures.

Here are the Zoom URL and meeting IDs to join one of the FJT studies!

2pm FJT Tuesday
Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81850412212
Alternatively, if you are on Zoom, you can enter this as your meeting ID:
818 5041 2212

7pm FJT Tuesday
Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84747972716
Alternatively, if you are on Zoom, you can enter this as your meeting ID:
847 4797 2716 

To call in to either Zoom meeting, the numbers are listed below. You will be prompted for the meeting ID (above for each time). Enter the number and then hit the pound key (#).   

You will be asked to input your identity followed by the pound key (#) again. For ease, hit any number and then #.   [Example: 5#, 545#]

To call in: 
646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592  or  312-626-6799  or  346-248-7799.  

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